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Monroe County lowers copay multiplier to 25%

Monroe County lowers copay multiplier to 25%

August 23, 2019

Great news for area families … Monroe County has lowered its copay multiplier from 35% to 25%. Families will now pay 25% of their income over the poverty level for a child care subsidy.

This means a family of three with an annual income of $42,660 will pay $5,195 per year for child care on average, or $110.75 per week (12.5% of their income).

National Museum Day, Sept. 21

August 16, 2019

Museums locally and across the country are taking part in Smithsonian magazine’s National Museum Day, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. Participating area museums include the Rochester Museum and Science Center, George Eastman Museum, Genesee Country Village and the Lighthouse Museum at Sodus Point.

Visit the magazine’s website to get a free ticket for two to visit select museums.

Call on the Senate to Increase Child Care Funding

August 8, 2019

The House of Representatives recently voted to increase funding to the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) by $2.4 billion. We encourage you to call on the Senate to meet or exceed this amount so that more families have access to safe and affordable child care and providers are able to provide quality care with the resources they need and deserve.
Have you benefited from CCDBG dollars? Know a family or provider who has? Let your senators know!

To make this happen, we need your help! Contact your senators today to ask them to support an increase in CCDBG funding.

Council receives NYS grant

August 5, 2019

The New York State Council on Children and Families (CCF) announced that its New York State Birth Through Five Project (NYSB5) will award grants of to Child Care Council and other Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies to identify challenges and collaboratively assess their region’s child care needs.

Here’s a WROC TV story about the grant.

OCFS Providing Graco Cribs for Family-Based Providers

June 20, 2019

The Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) is promoting Safe Sleep in New York State. OCFS, through federal funds, has the opportunity to provide family-based child care providers a Graco Pack ‘n Play crib. Learn more.

State Rate Changes

May 1, 2019

As required by 18 NYCRR Subpart 358-2., we are alerting you of a reimbursement rate change. The child care market rates will be updated automatically in the Child Care Time and Attendance (CCTA) system with an effective date of May 1, 2019. When calculating payments on or after May 1, 2019, CCTA will automatically compare the calculated payments to the appropriate market rates based on the date upon which child care services were received, not the date when the payment is being calculated. The new rates can be found in the attached file Any questions please contact Renee via phone 585-654-1286

March/April 2019 Caring Matters

February 20, 2019

January/February 2019 Caring Matters

December 17, 2018


Possible Phone Scam

December 14, 2018

Be aware of a possible telephone scam targeting child care providers. The caller claims to be from a local Rite Aid and wants to advertise the day care business on kiosks. This number (585.805.5107) is not associated with Rite Aid in any way.

Council Honors Outstanding Child Care Providers

October 30, 2018

Child Care Council Inc. recently honored child care providers with its annual Start Bright Impact Awards and recognized Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren for her advocacy on child care issues.

The Impact Awards are presented to providers who exemplify the critical roles that high-quality child care and early education play in the lives of young people. Provider honorees were:
• Joyce Jackson-Hill from Sistah’s Advantage Daycare in Newark, Wayne County. Her daughter and assistant, Anne Marie Brown, accepted the award on her mother’s behalf.
• Cecilia Jackson from Ms C’s Playcare Daycare in Rochester.
• Crystal Learn, who provides care in Nunda, Livingston County. Her award was accepted by her daughter, Latisha Learn.
• Tiffany Walters from Hankie’s Child Care in Rochester.

The Council recognized Mayor Warren as its Distinguished Civic Leader of the Year for being a champion of child care issues on the local, state and national levels. Mayor Warren has advocated for improved salaries for child-care providers, increased availability of child-care services for all sectors of the city and for funding to support low-income working families.

Honorees received their awards at Child Care Council’s Start Bright Gala, held at Locust Hill Country Club. The event celebrates the critical importance of early education and high-quality child care in ensuring children get a bright start to the future.

In addition to Mayor Warren, other attendees included State Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle; State Senator Joe Robach; Corinda Crossdale, Monroe County’s Commissioner of Human Services; and Monroe County Sheriff Todd Baxter.

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